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Opinion

To Tink or Not to Tink? Defending the Idea Lab

Last week, The Mac Weekly included an opinion article expressing distaste for the Idea Lab. The article focused on the chaotic and childish nature of the space, lack of organization and the need for a more “collegiate” focus in our library. I would like to recognize that Noah Elkins, the author of the article, is…

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The Idea Lab: Not an Ideal Image for Macalester

Walking from the first to the second floor of the library is like walking into another world. The reference texts and printing stations all vanish as you walk up the first flight of stairs, and what you’re met with doesn’t look like a library at all. For some, the fact that the college provides hot…

Faculty respond to plan to remove more library books
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Faculty respond to plan to remove more library books

The DeWitt Wallace Library is reviewing several thousand books for potential removal from college’s collection in the coming months, reigniting conversations over the library’s future and its role in the college’s broader mission. The books targeted for withdrawal were published between 1993 and 1998, have not been checked out in the last fifteen years, are…

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J.K. Rowling needs to let go of the Harry Potter series

It has been seven years since the last book of the world phenomenon, the Harry Potter series—Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—was published; however, it seems as though J.K. Rowling, the author, cannot let the series go from her life. On February 7, J.K. Rowling was interviewed for Wonderland Magazine by Emma Watson, who played…